My Story

Handmade at Bramley Cottage

My Story

My name is Libbi Hutchence and I live here with my husband Mark, Alfie our dog and Buster our cat.  I love to while away the hours creating things out of natural materials.  I am never happier than when I am making something be it spinning wool, blending colours, weaving on my little hand loom or making something out of clay at my potter’s wheel.


Pottery

This was my first love.  I crave the calming influence of pottery.  There is something very meditative about what I do, it is so therapeutic, the way the wheel spins, pulling up the clay and making something fun and beautiful out of a natural product.  I love the thought that I am using all of the main elements to create with clay, (clay from the earth, water to lubricate, air to dry the clay, fire to fire the clay).  There is a real sense of achievement making something out of such a basic material.

I work in stoneware therefore all of my items are fired up to about 1200°c and therefore can be put in the freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven.  The garden items I make can be enjoyed all year around as they will withstand frosty nights and snowy days.


Why I love to weave?

Again, it is the use of natural materials and the slowed pace of weaving that is almost meditative to me.

I love the use of colours and enjoy the fact that unlike pottery the results are pretty instant, no waiting for the kiln the cool.  I enjoy surrounding myself with colours as I believe colours enhance our lives.  Life is too short to wear black!

I am inspired by the colours that are all around me from the beautiful Norfolk beaches to the glorious countryside that surrounds our home.   I make things that I would love to wear and own.


Commissions

I love making things especially for people.  Please don't hesitate to contact me via email regarding your commissions.  I will get back to you with lead times and prices.


Bramley Cottage HQ


My Studio is under conversion see photos in the gallery soon.   We moved to a quiet village in west Suffolk where the cottage has been since the  1840's and the barn since the 1790's.  This where I have my own cosy studio to my design and requirements.

Latest News


Exciting news in the new year


Dec 12 , 2019


Studio nearly completed painting and flooring taking place photos coming soon

Dec 12, 2019

Get in Touch


Email: handmadeatbramleycottage@btinternet.com

Phone: 07581 362829

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